Rheumatology-Ophthalmology Collaborative Uveitis Units may Improve the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach of this Pathology: Experience from a Uveitis Unit in a Secondary Spanish HospitalÁngel de la Mora1*, Elena Aurrecoechea2, Ana Diez del Corral1 and Jaime Calvo2
- Corresponding Author:
- Angel de la Mora
Hospital Sierrallana of Torrelavega, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 28, 2016; Accepted Date: August 11, 2016; Published Date: August 20, 2016
Citation: de la Mora A, Aurrecoechea E, del Corral AD, Calvo J (2016) Rheumatology-Ophthalmology Collaborative Uveitis Units may Improve the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach of this Pathology: Experience from a Uveitis Unit in a Secondary Spanish Hospital. J Arthritis 5:215. doi:10.4172/2167-7921.1000215
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Purpose: The aim of this study is analyze the Etiology of the Uveitis diagnosed in the first three years of a Uveitis unit in a small hospital and share the experience and organization of a collaborative Rheumatology-Ophthalmology Uveitis Unit.
Methods: This study includes 136 patients with Uveitis.
Results: The most common form of Uveitis was anterior Uveitis (67.2%) and the most common diagnoses were Ankylosing spondylitis (17.8%), Herpes (14.3%), HLA-B27+ (9.5%), Fuchs Heterochromic Iridocyclitis (3.5%). Posterior Uveitis were 16.8% and the most common diagnoses were toxoplasmosis (42.9%), Serpiginous choroidopathy (23.8%), Tuberculosis (4.8%) and Vogt Koyanagi Harada disease (4.8%). Panuveitis was diagnosed in 8.8% of the cases and the most frequent causes were Behçet's disease (18.8%), Endophthalmitis (9%), and Toxoplasmosis (9%). Intermediate Uveitis with 7.2% of the diagnoses, the most frequent were Sarcoidosis (11%), syphilis (11%), and multiple sclerosis (11%).
Conclusion: This secondary center based study shows the difference in type of Uveitis and etiology in a secondary hospital from a tertiary one.